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Summary

Once a week Rosie Tipcott counts her blessings. She goes to sit on her favourite bench on the North Devon cliffs and thanks her lucky stars for her wonderful husband, her mischievous young daughters and her house by the sea.

But then her husband unexpectedly leaves her for another woman and takes the children. Now she must ask the question: what is left in her life? Can Rosie find the strength to rebuild herself? More importantly, does she even want to?

©2016 Amanda Prowse (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Prowse handles her explosive subject with delicate skill.... Deeply moving and inspiring." ( Daily Mail)
"No one writes contemporary family drama as well as Amanda Prowse." ( Daily Mail, on Perfect Daughter)

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Easy listen

Nice and easy to listen too, not the greatest story line but enjoyable and light. Enjoyed narration and looked forward to picking up where I had left off each time.

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very observant

Very observant about how friends react to an affair. And how you can suddenly end up with nothing tgrough a couple of misfortunes together

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Loved it

I only read books or listen to them in bed so, having to go to bed earlier every night to see what happened next means that the book was really good.

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  • K
  • 23-01-17

She took me with her

I really felt for the main character Rosie. She was believable and likeable and she took me on the journey with her.
I'd have liked a little more complexity or challenge to my thinking but a nice easy listen.
I was wary to see that the author read the audiobook as think it is a real skill to narrate a book, but she was really professional and skilled.

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Made me smile and sad. Real life scenarios

Loved the fact it was set at Woolacombe. Very easy to listen to and quickly get to know the characters.
I will purchase another Amanda Prowse book, especially if narrated by the author again.
I will remember this book

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fantastic

thoroughly enjoyable book, I was hooked from the first chapter . read by the author, who has a beautiful voice.

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Still smiling

I genuinely haven't enjoyed a book this much in a very long time. Amanda has delivered a truly remarkable and realistic story.

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Wonderful Story

This was my first Amanda Prowse book. At first, I wasn't sure whether I would warm to the characters but it was narrated so well that I found myself crying at points in this book. lovely story and excellent job on the narration Amanda Prowse x

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My husband's Wife

This was an easy listening book. It made me laugh and cry an ideal book for doing the ironing.

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A reasonably good story was rather spoilt by the narration....same voice for every character , difficult to differentiate between adults and children at times....

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  • Mom of 4
  • 07-07-17

Count your blessings

I liked the story line. Any mom or woman will easily connect with Rosie. The banter between mom and girls was comical. It's sad that this scenario happens all too often but it is real life. Families splitting up affects more than just the hubby/wife/kids. You really see that and it puts everyone in the middle or forces people to take sides. I hate it!!! I'm torn with the ending. I get it but I would've love to hear a little more on how Rosie ended up where she did. Narrator was very good. Can't wait to visit London.

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  • Luccia Gray
  • 21-03-17

Gripping family drama

Rosie was happy with her life. she loved her husband and her daughters. in spite of struggling to make ends meet, she believes her life us perfect, until one day her life is turned upside down. Rosie goes through hell and back. Her perfect life will never be the same. A dramatic and heartbreaking novel.

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  • MoodyInVt
  • 02-03-17

A nice read, albeit tough at times to get through

What made the experience of listening to My Husband's Wife the most enjoyable?

I thought the author who was also the narrator did a great job. Her emotion throughout was so believable and touching that I was so much more drawn in than I usually am when listening to a book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rosie of course! Amanda Prowse captured the essence of Rosie beautifully through the use of her voice. I could relate to a great deal of what Rosie felt and expressed at times throughout the book. It had it's difficult moments for me.

Which character – as performed by Amanda Prowse – was your favorite?

Rosie - for all the reasons above.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Rosie lost it all. The pain, despair, and loss were very deep.

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  • Kelly
  • 23-01-17

Narrated by the author,. . .

Narrated by the author is usually the duo I try to avoid. However Amanda pulls it off, well done.

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  • Renette
  • 25-07-17

Lacks credibility

I found it hard to get into at first because it took many chapters before it became interesting. It also lacked credibility in parts.

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